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Michael Douglas

Oral Sex

Gave Me Cancer

6/2/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Douglas
says his near-death bout with throat cancer was caused by an STD he picked up while giving oral sex. TMI, Michael!!!!

Douglas dropped the bombshell in an interview with the Guardian UK -- telling the paper that his particular form of throat cancer was caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) that was contracted from "cunnilingus" ... a.k.a performing oral sex on a female.

He explains, "It's a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. If you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it." The last part is NOT supported by doctors.

FYI -- HPV is more famously known to cause cervical and anal cancer.

Douglas was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer back in 2010. He underwent weeks of radiation and chemo.

He has been cancer free for over two years.

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31.

Mee    

He should have CLEARED HIS WIFE after making this statement which is supported by scientific research,
DIVORCE?

415 days ago
32.

paul a.    

I think this needs more research.

I'll be right back........

415 days ago
33.

laura    

If this is true, wouldn't the lesbian community have a huge throat cancer epidemic?

415 days ago
34.

Michaela    

So, he's saying thatCatherine Zeta-Jones has HPV? Or is he saying that he cheated on her with some other woman with HPV? He was married to her since way before 2010

415 days ago
35.

my 2 cents    

He was stepping out on the first wife, so why should wife no. 2 Catherine be any different. Very sad situation for his 2 young children.

415 days ago
36.

IZS    

This is something he should have kept to himself, out of respect for his wife and children.....just an excuse to keep smoking.....PRAT!

415 days ago
37.

hmpf    

googled it and it looks to be more common in men..your chances increase with smoking , drinking, 5 or more sex partners and there is no screening for HPV related throat cancer http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/ent/areas-of-care/head-and-neck-cancer/oral-cancer/hpv/infographics/hpv-oral-sex-cancer

415 days ago
38.

SarahBeebee    

I am sure catherine is fuming that now the whole world thinks she has STDs

415 days ago
39.

MARMARCELLOS    

OK. He is stupid as Hell!!!! Is he saying he got it from his WIFE whom he's been married to forever? If this is true He slapped the @#$%^ out of her making a statement like that. WHAT A JERK YOU ARE MICHAEL.!!!! Girlfriend leave his ASS.

415 days ago
40.

Amber    

Stage IV? That's a freaking miracle tho.

415 days ago
41.

Wealthybum    

One word: Saran wrap

415 days ago
42.

WhoCares    

Isn't that what happened with John Mayer and his recent surgery?

415 days ago
43.

Rex Shaw    

Always good to know, thanks for the knowledge

415 days ago
44.

TJ    

Too much information. This guy is a little bizarre.

415 days ago
45.

palermo    

and now we'll have tons of guys expecting BJs with no reciprocation ... Michael Douglas smoked like a chimney for years and still does I hear, how is that going to help him stay cancer free

415 days ago
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